Sacramento German Genealogy Society
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What's New?
Can you trace your ancestors back to the brave and hearty Germans who immigrated to Pennsylvania? Is there a Palatine in your past? Please check out our new Pennsylvania German Special Interest Group on the SGGS website, and join our new Facebook group!
Time Zones – Online events can task place anywhere and you are frequently faced with doing time zone conversions. On the Live Webinars FAQ page, you will find an easy to use time zone converter that has be pre-configured by SGGS to show times for the most commonly referenced time zones.
SGGS Video Library Update – The four Teresa Steinkamp McMillin webinar recordings have been moved into the Video Library page located in the members-only section. In addition, permission to continue posting the videos for the other speakers is being solicited. All videos for which permission is not granted will be removed by Feb. 1st.
Pommern Research Video – Recording of the 2nd ONLINE POMMERN CONNECTION SESSION of the Pommerscher Greif, the Ahnenforscher Stammtisch Unna and the International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP) in the English language from December 19th, 2020.
New links and files posted – Go to the links and files options under Resources. The new entries are denoted with a "NEW" marker. Includes many links to Prussian reearch in Germany, a Germans from Lithuania name index and free German music. And just added is a link to a FamilySearch page containing videos for those doing Austro-Hungarian research.
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) – On Nov 10 a survey asking about interest in participating in a special interest group was emailed to all members. As of Nov. 23, 93 members have responded. SIGs would operate online using social media (Zoom, message board, blog, Facebook, etc.). If you want to discuss hosting or co-hosting a SIG, please provide your email address in the survey or contact SGGS directly.

SGGS' Online Store

The SGGS Online Store which sells Der Blumenbaum back issues and a few mechandise items is temporarily closed. It will reopen soon with an all new look and easier to use customer interface. If you have any questions about ordering merchandise, please contact SGGS <>.
SGGS also looking for people to help with sales during meetings and to ship items ordered online. If you would like volunteer, please contact SGGS at any of its meetings or the foregoing email address.


Upcoming Events
Jan 26
Dr. Thomas Aigner- Archives in the Digital Era: ICARUS, Matricula, Topotheque
The presentation handout is posted in the members-only section.   ICARUS, Matricula and Topotheque are important sources you Must Know! Online access to historical documents has become somewhat common, and yet many sources are still unavailable. Digitization of these records is a process full of challenges and opportunities.    Dr. Thomas Aigner MAS is a studied historian and archivist. He has assumed senior management positions related to cultural heritage: Director of the Archives of the Diocese of St. Pölten/AT since 1995; since 2008 President of ICARUS and a major driving force behind its international activities, including cross-border and EU-funded projects supporting digitisation ...
Feb 23
Eric Kopittke- Germans Migrated to Australia, too! - Researching German Immigrants in Australia
Although far fewer Germans migrated to Australia than to America during the nineteenth century, their arrival and settlement helped shape the continent. Many of those Australian immigrants also had relatives who went to America. This presentation will provide an overview of the history of German migration and settlement in Australia especially during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A list of useful resources for researching family in Australia will also be provided.   Eric is a family historian, presenter, and author with a strong interest in Germany and the former German Empire. He has been actively researching his family since 1985 – in Australia, England, ...
Jul 17
2021 International German Genealogy Conference
Theme: “Researching Together Worldwide / Weltweit Germeinsam Forschen. This new format will allow both passionate genealogists and expert speakers from around the world – including many from our partner organizations in Germany – to attend and participate. Will you be one of them?